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not say it's a dirty city. it's not the dirtiest city. >> she's write. baltimore ranks third but san francisco deserves to be on the list too, according to some tourists, like this family from australia. >> yeah, it has been a little grimy and dirty. my son got spit on. >> the counter points in the not so pristine conditions. the magazine gave san francisco high marks for fine diving, ethnic food, tech savvy people and good transportation. >> those things really overpower the fact of the dirtiness. i think the fact of the matter is most visitors in cities in the united states rank higher than we are. >> mayor ed low said it's time for a spring cleaning campaign. >> i think everybody will agree, there are our favorite corridors that we always like more people to see, but we don't like the trash on the streets or illegal dumping or graffiti. >> and the mayor really knows, he used to be the head of the department of public works in charge of cleaning up all that stuff. by the way, this survey was taken from may through august of last year, but the results were just published in an onlin
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. as and baltimore orioles are leading the race to secure the two wild card spots in the american league. >>> now take a look at other top stories we were following. federal authorities have begun a criminal investigation into the chevron refinery in richmond. comes after investigators discovered the company detoured pollutants around monitoring equipment at that richmond refinery investigation is not related to last month's huge fire. >>> police are looking for the gunman in an overnight shooting that sent one person to the hospital. the shooting victim was found at 4:00 this morning. police say the victim was shot in the head and has unknown injuries. >>> been a year since two of three american hikers werefried from a prison in iran. yesterday josh fattal organized a rally in new york to celebrate his freedom. he and two other hikers jane bauer and sarah insured were hiking when they were arrested by iranian border guards. >>> a grass fire has been contained in a part of the east bay where only half of the fire stations are operational. the fire started just before 2:00 p.m. yesterday near albe
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could change even after voting began on october 2. back to the phones. baltimore, maryland. dorothy is on our line for democrats. go ahead. calm i like early voting -- caller: i like early voting. mitt romney lies too much and he is a thief. devils.ike they come to kill and destroyed. host: this is from this morning's edition of the washington post. the headline, why is it so hard to register to voted? she writes, americans have been registering to vote since the 19th century. north dakotans do not have to register to vote. they can show up on election day. if most americans are not registered by october 9, they will be shut out of this year plus all election. there are several states such as maine that allow the election day registration. she goes on to write, americans by now are accustomed to registration. to most people throughout the world, the u.s. system is mystifying. on the governments create eligible voter lists, in tabling the majority of their adult population to vote. the government maintains the role. -- the roll. victoria is the author of "day electoral dysfunction."